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How to Backup HP ProCurve Switch Configuration using Console/Serial Cable

We should have maintain a configuration backup of every networking device, For any unexpected loss or destruction the configuration of a managed switch, we can easily restore or copy the configuration file into a new equipment. For HP ProCurve Networking  Switch(switches ProCurve 2910, 2510 series, etc.), one of the way to backup and restore is done through a serial port rs 232/Console cable using a hyper terminal connection. Step by step HP ProCurve Configuration Backup via Console Cable Suppose HP ProCurve Switch has been connected to the computer serial port via console cable and use the hyper terminal and you have logged in to HP ProCurve Switch as an administrator. Step 1:  •  Enter copy startup-config xmodem pc on HP Procurve Switch. • Click on the Transfer in  HyperTerminal menu and then select Receive File             Step 2: • Browse the location to save the file • […]

How to Upload HP ProCurve Switch Configuration using Console/Serial Cable

We can restore/upload configuration file of every networking device, For any unexpected loss or destruction the configuration of a managed switch, we can easily restore or copy the configuration file into a new equipment. For HP ProCurve Networking  Switch(switches ProCurve 2910, 2510 series, etc.), one of the way to backup and restore is done through a serial port rs 232/Console cable using a hyper terminal connection. Steps to upload/Restore HP ProCurve Switch configuration Via Console Cable  Suppose HP ProCurve Switch has been connected to the computer serial port via console cable using the hyper terminal and you have logged in toHP ProCurve Switch as an administrator. Step 1:  • Enter copy xmodem startup-config  pc command on HP Procurve Switch, there will be a warning device require a reboot, then select Y • Click on the Transfer menu and then select Send File             Step 2: • Browse and navigate to the Configuration file that will be used for restoring • On the protocol, […]

How to fix/stop STP loop error on HP Procurve V1810 switches?

For L2 redundant network, HP Procurve switches will build network topology table based on the Bridge Protocol Data Units (BPDUs). Any HP Procurve managed switches are capable of building topology table.  So as per HP’s STP protocol development, all the switches will need to know each other in the topology to perform STP election. So if any unmanaged switch or smart switch present in the topology, all the switches get confused and will not able participate in STP election.  HP Procurve V1810 switches are not capable of building topology table as they are only smart switches, not managed switches and will not allow other managed switches to form topology table. This will cause routing error. STP Loop Prevention on HP Procurve V1810 Switch For this type of network with HP Procurve 1810 switches, only way to stop the L2 loops is by enabling the LOOP PREVENTION mechanism in that switch. […]

Complete HP Procurve Switch Configuration Steps

You can complete the HP Procurve Switch Configuration via the CLI and web interface, now assume you have a console connection to the HP Procurve switch and are in configure mode. Enter the below commands to configure HP Procurve switch. HP Procurve Switch Configuration Steps                             Setting a hostname hostname “Coreswitch” (Include quotations”) Setting an ip address to the default vlan vlan 1 ip address 192.168.1.1 255.255.255.0 exit Setting a default route ip default-gateway 192.168.1.254 Setting up DNS servers ip dns server-address priority 1 202.12.144.11 ip dns server-address priority 2 202.12.233.10 Configuring time sync timesync sntp sntp unicast time timezone 600 (the amount of minutes from GMT) sntp server priority 1 time.windows.com Configuring SNMP snmp-server contact “IT Department” snmp-server location “Level 1 Sydney” snmp-server community snmp-public restricted snmp-server community snmp-private unrestricted snmp-server host 192.168.1.10 (ip to send […]